by CONNER SMITH
Morrison Ballpark featured some high-octane offenses Thursday night as every winning team exploded for 20 or more runs.
In the first game, McMinnville Funeral Home boat raced the Southpoint Risk team. McMinnville Funeral Home got out to an early 6-0 lead in the first inning and that was the eventual game-deciding inning in a 22-1 victory.
The funeral home piled on another 8 runs in the second to go up 14-0, led by an inside-the-park grand slam by Harmony Eubanks.
Southpoint Risk would get on the board with a run in the second and that would end up being their only run of the ballgame.
McMinnville Funeral Home continued to score, plating another run in the third to put the game even further out of reach, 15-1. Southpoint had several runners on base but after an astonishing play by the MFH defense their hit parade was put to bed.
McMinnville Funeral Home ended the game after they put up 7 addition runs to end the scoring party as they won the ballgame 22-1.
In Game 2, Tree City Heating & Air met up against the highly touted 9-0 High Funeral Home team, which was looking to continue its undefeated streak. High’s laid to rest any doubts about its league supremacy with a 21-1 win.
In the first inning, Kristopher Robledo got High’s started with a double that later scored his team’s first run. In the second, Tree City countered with a run of its own to knot the game up at 1-1.
That tie didn’t last for very long as High’s erupted, scoring 9 runs in the second to put this game out of reach at 10-1.
High’s didn’t let off the gas whatsoever, scoring 6 runs the very next inning, highlighted by brothers Kristopher and Isaiah Robledo’s inside-the-park HRs.
The Robledo brothers came up huge for their team both hitting 2 HRs in the game and combining for 7 runs scored as Isaiah pitched a near shutout game and Kristopher flashed some leather at first base.
Another key contributor was Dathin King, who hit an inside-thepark HR and also scored 2 runs in his team’s huge victory. High’s kept piling on dirt with another 5 runs in the final frame to end the game with a 21-1 victory and to continue the quest to have a perfect season.